Panchakarma

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Succession of cleansing and purifying treatments from Ayurveda, using nutrition, herbs, massage and meditative techniques aimed to restore the body’s own ability to create health.

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Parafango

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A medicinal bath made with mineralized mud/clay and paraffin wax.

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Pedicure

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Nail care and treatment of the feet. Includes soaking feet in warm soapy water and removing dry skin with a pumice stone or a special razor. Also includes a foot and leg massage and concludes with polishing of nails, if desired.

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Physical Therapy

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The treatment of physical dysfunction or injury by the use of therapeutic exercise and the application of modalities, intended to restore or facilitate normal function or development.

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Physiochineitherapy

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Therapy that uses heat, light, electricity, mechanical means and movement.

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Primordial Sound

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Meditative technique from Ayurveda, using sound to restore balance and harmony.

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Pertaining to the human mind or psyche; pertaining to the extraordinary, especially extrasensory and nonphysical, mental processes such as extrasensory perception and mental telepathy.

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Physiochineitherapy

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Therapy that uses heat, light, electricity, mechanical means and movement.

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Pizzichilli

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An ayurvedic oil treatment in which oil is poured onto the body through a hose and massaged into the body. This is the heaviest oil treatment and therefore the most nourishing.

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Palm Reading

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The art or practice of telling fortunes and interpreting character from the lines and configurations of the palm of a person's hand.

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Panthermal

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Lying in a fat metal tube which resembles an iron lung, hot dry air circulates around your body (with the head outside the tube) and you work up quite a sweat. Gentle jets of warm soapy water then hit you from all directions.

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Warm paraffin wax is brushed over the body. The liquid wax coats the skin and, as it solidifies, forms a vacuum that causes any dirt in the pores to be drawn out, removes dead skin, and induces a loss of body fluid in the form of perspiration.

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Pilates (Method)

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Strength training movements involving coordinated breathing techniques developed in Germany by Dr. Joseph Pilates during the 1920s.

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Concept created by the Austrian born Dr. Randolph Stone in the early 1900s that is based on principles of energy and a philosophy derived from East Indian Ayurvedic teachings.

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Pregnancy Massage

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Prenatal massage is therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy.

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